Master of Business Administration

More Than How to Succeed in Business

Does the world really need more business school graduates? After the recent financial meltdown and failures of leadership, there are probably many people asking themselves whether Wall Street or Main Street would benefit from another MBA. At Norwich, we believe that people of integrity with a strong moral foundation and personal ethics are needed in business today more than ever. And, this is true whether that business is a multinational corporation, a small start-up, or even something we don't traditionally think of as a "business" such as a branch of service or an NGO. 

With the complexity of the financial markets, the interconnectedness of our global system, and the speed with which modern enterprises adapt to technology, populations shifts, and consumer demand, the knowledge and skills acquired in a graduate-level business program are critical. Couple that knowledge and skill with the courage to lead with conviction and you've arrived at something in short supply: the qualities that typify the Norwich MBA alumni body and are taught throughout our curriculum. Perhaps that’s why 91% of our alumni survey* respondents said they would recommend the Norwich MBA to someone they know.

Career Outcomes

The Norwich Master of Business Administration program helps position graduates for advancement into management-level positions within their organizations or for entry into the business world. In addition to foundational knowledge in core business areas such as operations, finance, marketing, and strategic resource management, our graduates emerge with specialized expertise in one of five concentrations: project management, organization leadership, supply chain management and logistics, construction management, or finance.

Livingstone Clarke, a recent alumnus, says of his career success since enrolling in the MBA program:

"I have been promoted twice since I started this program. One take-away is that I can see a lot of what I have learned in the workplace. I work at the NY Stock Exchange and a lot that has played out there. My coursework helps me to better understand what is going on."

Examples of positions held by our graduates include:

  • Account Executive
  • Art Director
  • Associate Dean
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Lab Manager
  • Operations Officer
  • Marketing Director
  • Project Manager

Where Our Graduates Work

Our graduates have encountered great success working in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in areas ranging from financial services, technology, and manufacturing to hospitality, design, and education. A recent alumni survey* showed that 89% of our MBA respondents said they acquired practical skills through the Norwich MBA program that they can apply on the job. As well, 76% of respondents felt their Norwich education gave them a competitive edge in the job market.

Examples of employers include:

  • AT&T
  • American Red Cross
  • Bank of America
  • Boston Scientific
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • CIGNA
  • Deloitte
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Habitat for Humanity Pasadena
  • IBM Corporation
  • JetBlue Airways
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Xerox Corporation

*Source: Norwich University Master of Business Administration Graduate Survey, fielded in March 2014